Music Biography

Zamani writes, produces, engineers and sings the songs she creates. Her unique brand of R&B, Soul, Pop and Urban jazz explore themes of self-love, optimism, identity, and Black girl magic!

Hailing from a musical family, Zamani’s unique style reflects a variety of eclectic musical exposures. Folding inspiration from divas past and present such as – Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Lala Hathaway, and Erykah Badu – Zamani has found a voice all her own. Her expressive vocal phasing, melodic improvisation and rhythmic subtleties, show her versatility and instrumental approach to the voice. Zamani turned her attention to professional singing after receiving praise from the late Sharon Jones (Sharon Jones and the Dapp Kings) when the legendary soul singer saw 14 year old Zamani perform a challenging jazz ballad with father – a jazz guitar player – at the Halifax International Jazz Festival.

Since those early beginnings Zamani has co-written with Grammy award winning Pop songwriter Gordie Sampson (Jesus Take the Wheel)
and is an alumni of his Songwriting Camp.

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“Her bracing vocals, her smooth presence and her intricate production work belie her young age.”
Andrew Patterson
OBEY Convention Festival, Halifax

Zamani was featured by acclaimed classical pianist Daniel Wnukowski for Debut Atlantic Concert Series; She has collaborated with US underground Hip Hop legend Tracey Lee (associated act-Notorius BIG) and was featured on his 2020 album Glory.

Zamani made her international debut at New Skool Rules, Rotterdam and has performed in the US, Caribbean and Africa. International highlights include the Boston Tree Lighting Concert and opening for R&B veterans Maya and Genuwine at the St. Lucia Roots and Soul Festival where she also shared the Stage with UB40, Estelle, and Taurrus Riley.

In 2019 Zamani won the TD Jazz Festival Stingray Rising Star Award. In 2020 she won the SOCAN Foundation Young Canadian Songwriters Award for her song Sway the World. Her video “OUTSIDE” received Best Video at Emerging Lens Festival and Zamani is a recipient of the Atlantic Film Fest (FIN) for Best Atlantic Original Score for the song What’s So Great About Him.

She has received five ANSMA Awards, was named the ECMA African Canadian Artist of The Year in 2021 and her single Selfish won the 2022 ANSMA single of the Year.

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